Rifle grabs first program win over the weekend

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Hayden Boudreaux

It was a historic weekend for the Georgia Southern University women’s rifle team as it seized the first win in program history this past Sunday against Wofford College 2,234-2,232.

The top performances were given by freshman Tori Lewis with a score of 568, followed by freshman Kathryn Youngblood with 567. Additionally, freshmen Ale Shortridge, 550, and Emmy Johnson, 549, were valuable contributions to the win.

For the first time this season, all shooters posted a 548 or better.

First-year head coach Tim Parks displayed his team’s talent as the Eagles set a team-high record for points with a score of 2,234, breaking their season high score by 33 points.

The win on Sunday came as revenge for Sept. 14, when Wofford handed the Eagles their first loss, 2,159-2,180. Additionally, they placed third in the North Georgia Invitational on Sept. 28.

GSU took its second loss of the season on Saturday at the hands of The Citadel, 2,201-2,227, who will take on GSU again in January during The Citadel Invitational.

The Eagles will be on the road for their next match on Nov. 9as they head to Dahlonega to compete against North Georgia College. It will be the final showing of the year as they rest up for The Citadel Invitational on Jan. 25.